Subdural Hematoma, what type of brain injury is it, and what symptoms does it cause?
A Subdural hematoma is bleeding in the brain tissue and around the tough layer of tissue that protects the brain from the skull called the dura. Brain injury at this level is usually caused by more severe blunt trauma, striking of the head causing a skull fracture or skull denting. A subdural hematoma is of concern because if left unchecked, it can cause increased pressure on the brain. In certain patients, continued bleeding can also cause serious consequences.